‘Jerry Maguire’ Then & Now: See How Tom Cruise & More Have Changed 24 Years Later

Show us the stars! 'Jerry Maguire' hit theaters on Dec. 13, 1996, and became an instant classic. It's been 24 years since Tom Cruise, Jonathan Lipnicki, and more stole our hearts. See the cast then and now.

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Jerry Maguire is just one of those great movies you can watch over and over. Everyone always swoons when Tom Cruise’s Jerry Maguire says to Renée Zellweger’s Dorothy Boyd, “You complete me.” And then Dorothy later replies, “You had me at hello.” Simply legendary! Plus, no one can forget Jonathan Lipnicki’s scene-stealing performance as the adorable Ray Boyd.

Jerry Maguire featured an all-star cast. The movie became a box-office hit in 1996 and was nominated for 5 Academy Awards. See how the cast has changed in 24 years and what they’re up to today.

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise played the one and only Jerry Maguire. (Everett/AP)

Tom Cruise, 58, starred as the titular Jerry Maguire in the 1996 film. He an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role and won a Golden Globe for his performance in Jerry Maguire. Tom has gone on to become one of the most successful action stars of all-time. His most notable action films include the entire Mission: Impossible franchiseMinority Report, The Mummy, and more.

The actor is currently filming Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8. He will reprise his breakout role of Maverick in the Top Gun sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, which will be released in 2021.

When Jerry Maguire was released, Tom was married to Nicole Kidman at the time. They adopted two children, Isabella, 27, and Connor, 25, during their marriage. The couple divorced in 2001. He married Katie Holmes in 2005. They had a daughter, Suri, now 14, in 2006. Tom and Katie got divorced in 2012.

Renée Zellweger

Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger played Dorothy Boyd. (Everett/AP)

Renée Zellweger’s breakout role was playing Dorothy Boyd in Jerry Maguire. She won her first Golden Globe just a few years later for her performance in the 2000 film Nurse Betty. Renée, 51, became a global star through playing Bridget Jones in the 2001 rom-com Bridget Jones’s Diary, which spawned two sequels.

She was nominated for Oscars three consecutive years before winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 2003 drama Cold Mountain. Renée went on to star in other films like White Oleander, Cinderella Man, and more before taking a 6-year hiatus from acting.

Renée returned to acting in 2016 with Bridget Jones’s Baby and had her first major TV role in the Netflix series What/If. She portrayed Judy Garland in the 2019 biopic Judy and won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

When it comes to romance, Renée was briefly engaged to Jim Carrey from 1999 to 2000. She married country singer Kenny Chesney in 2005, but they had their marriage annulled four months later. She dated Bradley Cooper from 2009 to 2011 and Doyle Bramhall II from 2012 to 2019.

Jonathan Lipnicki

Jonathan Lipnicki
Jonathan Lipnicki played Ray Boyd. (Everett/AP)

Jonathan Lipnicki was just 6 years old when he starred alongside Tom and Renee in Jerry Maguire, his film debut. Jonathan was one of the most in-demand child actors in the late ’90s and early ’00s. Jonathan also starred in both Stuart Little movies, The Little Vampire, and Like Mike.

Jonathan is now 30 years old and recently appeared in an episode of The Resident and the film Broil. He also has an upcoming movie titled Pooling to Paradise.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Cuba Gooding Jr
Cuba Gooding Jr. played Rod Tidwell. (Everett/AP)

Cuba Gooding Jr., 52, won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Rodney “Rod” Tidwell in Jerry Maguire. His other major movies include Men of Honor, Pearl Harbor, Radio, American Gangster, and more. He portrayed O.J. Simpson in the FX series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Cuba later starred in American Horror Story season 6.

Cuba has had many legal troubles over the years. In Aug. 2020, the Oscar winner was accused of allegedly raping a woman twice in 2013. His lawyer said in a statement to our sister site Variety that the allegations are “completely false.” In 2019, Cuba pleaded not guilty to charges of groping 3 women at New York City nightclubs.

Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston
Kelly Preston played Avery Bishop. (Everett/AP)

Kelly Preston starred as Jerry’s ex-fiancee Avery Bishop in the film. In the years after Jerry Maguire, Kelly had notable roles in What a Girl Wants, Sky High, Old Dogs, and The Cat in the Hat. She also starred in the Maroon 5 music video for “She Will Be Loved” in 2004.

Kelly was married to John Travolta, and they have three kids: Jett, Ella, and Benjamin. Kelly and John’s son Jett died in 2009 while the family was on vacation in the Bahamas after suffering a fatal seizure. He was 16 years old. Kelly and John later opened up about Jett’s autism and created the Jett Travolta Foundation to provide relief to children with special needs.

The actress sadly died on July 12, 2020, following a two-year battle with breast cancer. She was 57 years old. John and Ella revealed the tragic news via Instagram. Kelly had not disclosed her breast cancer battle to the public.

Jay Mohr

Jay Mohr
Jay Mohr played Bob Sugar. (Everett/AP)

Jay Mohr, 50, played Bob Sugar in Jerry Maguire, which was his feature film debut. Jay has starred in a number of films over the years, including The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Street Kings, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and more. The actor is also an avid sports fan. He hosted Jay Mohr Sports, a sports radio talk show on Fox Sports Radio, from 2015 to 2016.

He was the initial host of Last Comic Standing in 2003. Jay, who was also an executive producer, earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for his hosting.

Bonnie Hunt

Bonnie Hunt
Bonnie Hunt played Dorothy Boyd. (Everett/AP)

Bonnie Hunt, 59, played Laurel Boyd, Dorothy’s sister, in Jerry Maguire. Bonnie has had an amazing career both in television and film. She starred in the sitcom Life with Bonnie from 2002 to 2004, and then hosted her own talk show, The Bonnie Hunt Show, from 2008 to 2010. She earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host.

One of Bonnie’s most well-known role is Kate Baker in the Cheaper By The Dozen remake and its sequel. She’s also widely recognized for her voice roles in animated films like Cars, Toy Story 3, Toy Story 4, Zootopia, and Onward.

Jerry O’Connell

Jerry O'Connell
Jerry O’Connell played Cush Cushman. (Everett/AP)

Jerry O’Connell, 46, starred as superstar quarterback Frank “Cush” Cushman in Jerry Maguire. A year after the film was released, Jerry starred in the highly-anticipated Scream 2. He’s been a prominent actor in both TV and film over the years.

The actor played Detective Woody Hoyt for all 6 seasons of Crossing Jordan. He’s currently voicing the role of Commander Jack Ransom on Star Trek: Lower Decks. In 201, he served as a guest host on The Wendy Williams Show for a number of episodes. He married actress Rebecca Romjin in 2007. Their twin girls were born in 2008.

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